Napoli and Hellas Verona meet at Stadio San Paolo, in a match for the 8 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 06-01-2018, in a match for Serie A that ended Napoli’s victory for (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by K. Koulibaly (65 ‘) and José Callejón (78′) for Napoli.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 4th position, with 13 points won. In their last game, they tied with Torino out by (0‑0), after in the previous match they won by (2‑1) at home, in a match against Brescia. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Napoli won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 7 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his Attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In 11 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they suffered 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Napoli comes to this day with a 0-0 victory against Torino, adding the second consecutive day without losing in the Italian championship. We remember that the home team won 2 of the 3 games played in their stadium. In this match against Verona, coach Carlo Ancelotti should favor the maintenance of the ball and attacks by the flanks, especially the left: Lorenzo Insigne is very fast and very strong in the offensive transition. The Belgian Dries Mertens is making a positive start to the season and already has 4 goals scored. In doubt for this match are Lozano, Maksimovic and Hysaj, all with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied out against Cagliari by (1‑1). In the last match, he won at home against Sampdoria by (2‑0). In its last 10 away games Hellas Verona records 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition.
Verona comes to this motivated game, after a 2-0 home victory against Sampdoria, returning to victories after four consecutive games without winning: the team’s goals were scored by Marash Kumbulla and Nicola Murru (autogol). In this away game, coach Ivan Juric must choose a more defensive strategy, with the low lines, betting only on the counterattack, making the best use of the opponent’s defensive difficulties. The Portuguese Miguel Veloso is the best gunner of this team, with 2 goals scored. In addition, the midfielder also has 2 assists for goal. Out of this game are Crescenzi, Badu and Bessa, all recovering from injury.